Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
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David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
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Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by
Pete informs Debbie that two of Graham Parker's albums appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Albums of All Time. This is incorrect: only one Squeezing Out Sparks (1979) appeared at no. 335. See more »
I don't want a turbo penis. I like your medium soft one.
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After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »
More uncomfortable to sit through than actually funny
This is more of a uncomfortable movie to sit through than actually funny because of it's wits and how it's true to real life. The movie is basically about a married couple that has 2 kids dealing with there marriage and struggling...In a very immature way. I guess they had to be a bit immature for this movie to work or it would just be like watching 2 people bicker and argue back and forth. The actress Leslie Mann who plays the wife and Paul Rudd who plays the husband are both really ballsy in this. And goes in areas that almost any actors or actresses would be uncomfortable to be going towards. But they play it off very naturally. Watching this movie was like watching "Chang-Up" except basically only focusing on Jason Bateman's side of things. And the movie "The Descendants" because the two kids in that movie reminded me of the two kids in this movie, except they are more annoying in this one. I am not quite sure what the message about this movie is though. Like you shouldn't get married because it's nothing but struggles and unhappiness. Or through those struggle you will bond and get close or something. When it comes to the humor it sticks to Apatow's trademark of adding sex, insulting and bickering, pop-culture and toilet humor in a crude way, except not that funny this time around. But yeah with the arguing and stuff this one was more uncomfortable to sit through than it actually being funny. Maybe when I 40 I might understand this movie a bit better and find it amusing.
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